Engrossing . . . a soaring literary epic about the forces that have driven us to the 9/11 age . . . always so relentlessly captivating that you don't dare fall behind.
A love story, a thriller, a family saga, a historical novel, and a political analysis of America's tragic misadventures abroad. The novel yokes the narrative drive of the best Graham Greene and le Carré to the rhetorical force and moral rigor of Faulkner... may well be the last Great American Novel.
Los Angeles Review of Books
One of the most morally serious and intellectually substantive novels abut the world of intelligence since Norman Mailer's Harlot's Ghost.
A new masterpiece... Will be read and reread for many years to come.
San Francisco Chronicle
Brilliant, utterly gripping... A dark masterpiece.
O, the Oprah Magazine
[A] furious, sprawling novel... this is the spy story tricked out as the great American novel